PLEASE READ THE NOTES BELOW BEFORE ORDERING
DETERMINING SHOE SIZE: If your router/spindle model is not listed in the drop down list, accurately measure the diameter of the spindle body using calipers and order the size that is within 0.02". The dimension specified in the shoe selection list is the diameter of the hole cut in the shoe. If the shoe you need is not in the selection list or you have questions, send e-mail to KentCNC@gmail.com
WILL YOU NEED SPACERS OR A 2" BRUSH RING: The shoe’s upper acrylic plate is clamped around the router/spindle using a pinch bolt. With the standard 3” brush, the brush tips are approximately 3-1/2” below the bottom of the upper plate (see the photo above). Ideally the brush tips will touch the top of the work piece before the bit does (i.e., you do not want a gap between the brush and the work piece). Measure the distance from where you plan to clamp the shoe to the bottom of your bit to determine if that distance is greater than 3-1/2”. If so, you can order up to two ½” spacers to increase the allowable distance to 4-1/2”. For short bits, the optional 2" brush ring can be used.
SPINDLES WITH ELECTRICAL BOX ON FRONT: Some spindles have a large electrical connection box on the front of the spindle that may interfere with the dust hose. If you have a spindle of that type or have other physical interference concerns, please contact me at KentCNC@gmail.com so that we can determine if the shoe will work for your configuration.
INSTALLATION NOTE: Care must be taken when installing the shoe so as to not over-tighten the pinch bolt. The pinch bolt should be tightened until the shoe is snug on the router/spindle. Over-tightening the pinch bolt may damage the shoe which in turn could cause bodily harm or equipment damage. Discontinue use if the dust shoe becomes damaged.